20:30 That’s all from today’s live blog. Here is a summary of the day’s main transfer stories:
-Valencia coach Marcelino has said he’d prefer his current four strikers to Javier Hernandez, who has been linked with a move to the Mestalla.
-Thierry Henry has addressed Monaco’s reported interest in Cesc Fabregas, although he didn’t want to get into too much detail.
-AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Lucas Paqueta and Bournemouth have announced the arrival of Dominic Solanke.
20:00 According to Le Parisien, Bordeaux have turned their focus to Zouhair Feddal and are considering offering 10 million euros for the centre-back. His release clause if 15m euros and he might be willing to go as he has only played five of the 17 league matches so far this season.
18:45 AC Milan have confirmed the arrival of Lucas Paqueta. They’ve paid 35 million euros to Flamengo for the transfer, with it said that new sporting director Leonardo’s contacts were vital in the capture of the 21-year-old.
18:05 According to O Jogo, Pepe wants to sign with Porto after leaving Besiktas. He is one of the big-name free agents looking for a team this winter.
17:55 Bournemouth have officially announced the arrival of Dominic Solanke, who joins from Liverpool for around 21 million euros.
Benfica have not yet contacted any coaches after the departure of Rui Vitoria. They will start looking from next week, the Portuguese giants have announced.
Leicester City head coach Claude Puel has said that Vicente Iborra has plenty of options to leave the club, with Villarreal being the first option as he waits for the two sides to come to an agreement.
Toulouse have signed Japanese centre-back Gen Shoji from Kashima Antlers. The transfer will cost around 3 million euros.
Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has admitted the club’s interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas but did not go into detail. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. “He’s a Chelsea player, I don’t want to go into too much detail because I respect his club. His profile interests everyone and I’m not the only one who sees it.”
Diego Armando Maradona has confirmed that he will coach Dorados for another season.
Barcelona have won the race to sign Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, according to various Italian media outlets. Juventus and Napoli were interested in the 19-year-old, but Eric Abidal’s influence with the Blaugrana appears to have paid off as Todibo is set to arrive on a free in the summer and sign a four-year deal.
Argentinian striker Mauro Boselli has arrived in Sao Paulo as he is set to join Corinthians.
Fulham are trying to sign Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old has played in 12 games this season, but none as a starter.
Bournemouth have found an agreement with Liverpool to sign right-back Nathaniel Clyne on loan from the English giants. The former Southampton defender has played in just four Premier League games this season, one as a starter, due to the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Milan midfielder Alen Halilovic looks set to return to Spanish football after failing to break through at the Rossoneri. So far this season, he has played in just three games.
Besiktas have signed Burak Yilmaz from Trabzonspor. He previously played there between 2006 and 2008.
Valencia head coach Marcelino has said that he prefers the four strikers in his squad over Javier Hernandez, who has been strongly linked with Los Che.
Bayern Munich are very interested in signing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, but the Blues are now looking to shield the 18-year-old by encouraging him to stay at the club. The German giants made a 34 million euro offer for Hudson-Odoi, whose contract is up in June 2020.
John Obi Mikel has negotiated the termination of his contract with Tianjin TEDA, according to Dongqiudi.
Porto have signed Brazilian striker Fernando Andrado from Santa Clara, with the 25-year-old signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Crystal Palace have rescinded the contract of midfielder Jordon Mutch, who had just returned to the London club after a loan spell at Vancouver Whitecaps.
Bologna have made a double swoop at Villarreal by bringing in Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soriano on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy. Sansone had been playing on loan at Torino.
Fiorentina are pushing to sign Manchester United attacking midfielder Andreas Pereira, according to La Nazione. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Valencia.
Napoli are close to signing Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra and once it goes through, he will be loaned to Empoli as he acclimatises to Italian football, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Rangers have reached an agreement with Bournemouth to sign striker Jermain Defoe on an 18-month loan deal, according to Sky Sports.
Napoli have come to an agreement with the representative of Genoa striker Cristian Kouame, according to Corriere del Mezzogiorno. The clubs still need to agree on a deal, however.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi is currently in contract talks with the club and there is currently a difference of two million euros, according to Corriere della Sera. Icardi’s agent and wife, Wanda Nara, is asking for nine million euros per season, while Inter are currently offering seven.
Tottenham have confirmed that Toby Alderweireld has triggered an automatic one-year extension in his contract, taking his new deal to June 2020.
Alaves have made a final push to renew the contract of Ibai Gomez, with his current deal set to finish in June. Athletic Club and Leeds are closely monitoring the situation, while El Correo report that Alaves have offered a three-year extension and a wage increase.
Borussia Dortmund have increased their offer for Boca Juniors centre-back Leonardo Balerdi, but Boca’s sporting director Nicolas Burdisso is keen to keep hold of the 19-year-old, who is set to play a key role in Gustavo Alfaro’s side, according to Radio Continental.
Pere Guardiola, the football agent and co-owner of Girona, has met with the agent of Juan Quintero to understand his situation, according to Radio Continental. The Colombian had been on loan at River Plate from Porto, and recently he has turned down a big money move to China.
Manchester United right-back Antonio Valencia, whose contract is up in June, has been offered to Inter, according to Sky Sport Italia. The Nerazzurri, however, are prioritising their efforts on bringing in Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, who also has an expiring contract.
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